James A. Cosby

Jim is an attorney and author, originally from Kent, WA, and living in Philadelphia for the last 20+ years. Jim is a graduate of the University of Washington and Temple University School of Law. He has published legal scholarship on children's rights and the Constitution, as well as writing on music-related topics as a regular contributor to PopMatters since 2013, and publishing works with outlets such as MusicOMH.com, Gonzo Today, and Curator Magazine. Jim has written some leading retrospectives on groups such as The Posies and Teenage Fanclub, and interviewed some of rock's most compelling figures, including Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Lloyd Price and Beastie Boys, as well as, most recently, Andrew W.K. Jim's first book, on the origins of rock music, was Devil's Music, Holy Rollers, and Hillbillies: How America Gave Birth to Rock and Roll (McFarland, 2016) (Kirkus: "illuminating and intriguing"; Minnesota Public Radio Rock Book Club Selection). He is almost done with the follow-up (working title): The Triumph of Rock: A Story of Rebellion, Mental Health and Jesus. The most underrated rock song of all-time, you ask? Probably Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "Hey You".
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